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The Southern Marmara and the North Aegean region are considerably cooler than the South Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, but summer is still very hot. In July and August, the national park at Uludağ, in Bursa, remains refreshingly cool, and, with its skiing opportunities, is also an attraction in the winter. If you're here in colder months, Bursa, where you can soak in thermal baths, is a good antidote to the winter blues.
Mount Ida is lovely all year round but is prettiest in spring when nature is awakening.
Çanakkale, Gallipoli, and Troy can be very gusty in late summer and fall. Indeed, Homer refers to Troy as a windy city, and some archaeologists argue that the strong winds are one of the reasons why so many layers of civilization ended up piled on top of one another.
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